Come & Ride the West!
Introductory Bike Trips
These green trips include bike paths and gravel roads with generally uniform surfaces. None require technical bike handling or singletrack riding skills. They are designed to maximize the fun and the scenery. On both the Hiawatha and the Mickelson Trails, we are primarily on paved or crushed gravel bike trails converted from historics railroad routes. On the Grand Staircase, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone trips we visit these National Monuments and Parks via dirt roads, camping in places away from the crowds, and while some uphill climbing is involved the views from the top are always worth it! On the South Rim of the Grand Canyon the riding includes several opportunities to check out some introductory singletrack, but the majority of the trip includes rolling double track.
Intermediate Bike Trips
For this group of trips, there will be a bit more climbing and the roads and trails can include slickrock, sand, and loose gravel. On the Bears Ears South, The White Rim, and The Maze, we are on double track roads through the red rock desert. On the Bears Ears North and the Backcountry Hot Springs the double track roads take us through towering forests including Aspens and Ponderosas. The McDowell Mountain Trip and Moab 101 incorporate well designed singletrack trails. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Bryce to Zion, Black Hills of South Dakota, and Prescott Singletrack trips involve more challenging singletrack options, with nearby alternate dirt roads.
Advanced Bike Trips
The first trips in this group involve longer mileage with great climbs and exciting descents: Lewis and Clark, Telluride to Moab, and the Kokopelli. The rest of the trips in this group are all primarily singletrack with the desert and low altitude trips being a bit more technical: Moab Singletrack, Sedona, Fruita, Maah Daah Hey, Gooseberry Mesa, and the Black Canyon Trail. Meanwhile the mountain trips include bigger climbs and longer descents: the Centennial Trail, Telluride to Durango, Mount Hood, Sun Valley Singletrack, Brian Head, Oakridge, and Umpqua.
Expert Bike Trips
Get ready– this group includes long backcountry trails that take you up and up until you can pretty much see forever. Then there are the descents. Strong singletrack skills and solid fitness are a must for Crested Butte, Colorado Singletrack, and the Methow Valley.